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Location:
Newton, Massachusetts
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
EH&S Consultant
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
IH Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Consulting, Healthcare/Hospitals/Medical
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
Healthcare 8818

EHS Specialist / Consultant

Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., headquartered in Newton, MA, provides businesses and institutions with a reliable resource for environmental consulting and engineering services. EH&E is a firm that is focused, service-driven, and constantly exceeding clients’ expectations – we don’t just tackle technical issues, we provide solutions to major business challenges. Do you have what it takes to join a consulting services company that has solutions, and the people who can help implement them, giving our clients a resource unrivaled in the field?

EH&E, an employee-owned company, offers a competitive salary, excellent growth potential, and a robust benefits package including profit sharing, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, tuition assistance, and 401(k).

Healthcare Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist / Consultant
This position requires 50% travel to clients on the West Coast in addition to our clients in and around Boston.

Assists with management of the Joint Commission Environment of Care activities, USP 797 compliance activities, environmental tours, the preconstruction risk assessment process and performs associated inspections, provides guidance on the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials, and manages the disposal of hazardous materials, along with many other hospital safety responsibilities.

Experienced EH&S specialist needed to provides program consultation for Environmental Health & Engineering’s growing consultation practice to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Investigates air quality concerns, performs laboratory inspections, manages the preconstruction risk assessment process performs inspections, provides guidance on the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials, and manages the disposal of hazardous materials, along with many other hospital and laboratory safety responsibilities.

DUTIES: 

  • Compliance: heavily involved in The Joint Commission (TJC) survey compliance activities, inspections, and audits, including conducting mock audits.   
  • Safety Training:prepare and deliver biosafety and laboratory EH&S training programs; provide specific laboratory procedures training; update written materials regarding biological safety and laboratory EH&S (e.g., Biosafety Manual, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication, etc.).   
  • Construction and Life Safety Inspections: performs inspections of construction and renovation sites to assure Joint Commission, NFPA, and hospital safety standards.   
  • Laboratory Inspections:conduct periodic inspections of laboratories in accordance with federal, state, and local government regulations and agencies’ policies; conduct air sampling for specific materials used in the healthcare environment.   
  • Hazardous Materials Management: inspect satellite accumulation areas for hazardous waste, assist in assessing hazardous materials and biological material use and safety; investigate incidents; respond to chemical, biological, concerns.  
  • Monitoring: perform industrial hygiene monitoring and respirator fit testing as needed. Maintain records and issue reports.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education / Training: Must haveB.S. degree in industrial hygiene, safety, or the natural and/or physical sciences, Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience / Background / Knowledge:  Must have at least 5 - 7 years of experience in a healthcare environment. Thorough knowledge of The Joint Commission regulations is required. 

Environmental Health & Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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